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    80’s and 90’s the maracas were replaced by the güira scraper which is borrowed from Merengue. There were also 3 more additions to the lineup in the 80’s and 90’s. The two acoustic guitars were replaced with two acoustic electric guitars with electric guitar pickups installed into the sound hole, an electric bass was also added to the lineup along with the güira player playing a bass drum. The way that Bachata was viewed and the stigma surrounding its name started to lessen once the internationally well-known artist, Juan Luis Guerra, released his 1990 album, Bachata Rosa. “Bachata Rosa” won a Latin Grammy and helped to make Bachata a more appreciated genre of music. With one of the most well-respected musicians from the Dominican Republic approving of the genre, Bachata slowly started to make its way into the mainstream media. With Bachata’s growing popularity, more and more successful Bachata artists started to arise in the 1990’s such as Antony Santos, Luis Vargas, Zacarías Ferreira, Frank Reyes, Los Tinellers, Elvis Martinez, and many more. By the mid 90’s, there were around 500,000 Dominican immigrants in New York City, starting a new era for Bachata (Hernandez). With Hip Hop and R&B being popular genres of music in New York City in the 90’s, Bachata started to absorb the sounds from the Hip Hop and R&B genres. The most famous band to do this was Aventura with their first two studio albums “Generation Next” and “We Broke the Rules”. They added many aspects of Hip Hop…

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    “It was because of your greed that all of this happened. You should’ve just sold the pearl or thrown it away.” I waited as Kino just stood there silently. “So be wise and don’t seek revenge on these men,” I continued. Kino sighed, “You are right, Juan Tomas.’’ Then, as we started to go back home, the pearl buyers came out of another room and told us to wait. Behind us, stood all three pearl buyers, looking really scared. “We are sorry for trying to cheat you,” they said to Kino. “Therefore, we…

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    Bless Me Ultima Symbolism

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    Symbolism Bless Me, Ultima by Anaya explains the life of a young Mexican-American boy named Antonio Marez. Who lives in New Mexico during the mid-1940. The novel opens up with Ultima, a curandera or a healer who comes to live with Antonia and his family for the last years of her life. As the story progresses, we see the difficulties that Antonio has to go through and how he matures. This novel contains elements of the types of different stories such as drama, fantasy,and nonfiction. This novel…

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    skips classes, doesn’t do homework, and doesn’t study that is succeeding. Camus may suggest that we do not need the education to live a good life. He may suggest we should just stick to what we already know. However, studies show that individuals with college degrees earn significantly more income in their lifetime than those who do not; it would be extremely difficult to live freely as Camus suggests without money. Additionally, what if we felt like doing bad things? Again, Camus would suggest…

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    The Plot Twist of Men and Women Stereotypes In Pushkin’s The Stone Guest Don Juan is known for his seductive past, who is now willing to devote his life to Doña Anna while surrendering all of the other women he admires. Yet, Pushkin’s character Laura also has seductive tendencies, but she has no regard in settling down. Unfortunately in the 21st century women are known for their sex appeal and Laura’s character happened to enhance how women are portrayed today. Women and men may indeed live on…

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    “I’m Your Horse in the Night” contributes to the struggles for political justice. This story has a ton of different mysteries, twists and turns that you have to know exactly, what was going on during this time period to truly understand the struggles as well as the story. I want to talk about the various meanings that I deciphered throughout this passage along with how those meanings changed, once I knew more about the history and about some pivotal characters, people, and events that affect…

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    In “Mutability”, by Percy Bysshe Shelley, and “She Walks in Beauty”, by Lord Byron, the sonnets show the simple beauty of natural humans and how complex it can be. In “She Walks in Beauty”, the woman is analyzed through contradictions from “dark” and “bright”. The sonnet emphasizes on how someone’s beauty is perfection because amongst all the darkness, she still illuminates with her purity. Byron is viewing this woman through exaggeration of unnatural beauty, but somehow her contradicting…

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    Mary and the children. The sun danced across the sky and got really small and then really big. People were able to look at it without hurting their eyes or squinting. Thousands of people were witnesses to the event and now the apparition site is another pilgrimage site for millions of people with faith in Mary. The third major apparition of Mary that occurred was in Guadalupe, Mexico. An older man named Juan Diego was walking through the Tepayac hills when he encountered the Blessed Mother. She…

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    saint. The musical “Evita” re-ignited a debate that had long since burned in Argentina, was this woman a saint or simply a social climber? The life of Eva Peron (then Eva Duarte) began in extreme poverty raised mainly in the town of Junin. In 1934 at the age of fifteen she left her home and moved to Buenos Aires to become an actress. There she would work in radio and film until she founded the Argentine Radio Syndicate (ARA) and began a career in politics in 1943. In a fundraiser in 1944 she…

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    The Dirty War In Argentina

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    Before the start of the Dirty War in 1976, Argentina was undergoing huge amounts of political instability. Governments were being overthrown, leader’s assassinated, and left-wing right-wing guerilla groups were utilizing terrorism and strikes against the government and one another. After many changes in leadership, Isabel Peron, wife of the assassinated Juan Peron leader of the Peronist, was ousted by a coup led by a military junta. Lieutenant General Jorge Rafaél Videla assumed the role of…

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